Voluntary Pre Kindergarten
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is a state-funded program for all of Florida’s four-year-olds, designed to prepare them for future educational success and is administered in Santa Rosa County by the Early Learning Coalition. The program is voluntary for children and providers and is provided at no cost to the parents. To be eligible, children must turn four years of age on or before September 1, of the school year in which they will attend VPK and must reside in the State of Florida.
VPK is offered through school sites, licensed family child care homes, and child care centers. Providers have the option of providing VPK in either or both of the following:
- 540 instructional hours during the fall/spring school year
- 300 instruction hours during the summer
Providers interested in offering VPK services should complete a Form AWI-VPK 10 (Statewide Provider Registration Application); please contact Darla Frame at 850-983-4710 for more information.
Other Helpful Information/Forms
Statewide Provider Application - here
Class Registration Application - Instructors - here
Class Registration Application - Calendars - here
Short Attendance Verification - here
Parental Consent for Class Transfers - here
VPK Change Form - here
VPK Substitute Tracking Form - here
Child Disenrollment Form - here
Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds - here.
Affidavit of Good Moral Character - here
Additional information about the Florida Department of Education (DOE) Early Learning Pre-Kindergarten Program - here.
Frequently asked VPK questions - here